HR Officer


Swedish Committee for Afghanistan (SCA) invites all qualified candidates to apply for the following position. SCA actively promotes and encourages Women and People with Disabilities to apply

Title of Position:

HR Officer

Job Number:



Duty Station:

Maidan Wardak Province

Number of Positions:

 One (Male/Female)


The position is Project Based


Salary and benefits according to internal SCA rules                                                               

Non-monetary Benefits for Females:

Transportation close to residence and work, child nursery at workplace, safe travel facilities and companion to field trips, female association membership, trainings and capacity building

Announcement Date:


Closing Date:


SCA Background

The Swedish Committee for Afghanistan (SCA) has been working in Afghanistan since 1982, presently managing development programmes concerning Health, Education, Rural Livelihoods and Community Governance, with a total annual budget of roughly USD 40 million. The total number of staff is around 5,500. During the last 10 years SCA has undertaken a change process moving from a primarily humanitarian service delivery approach towards more of a developmental role, putting increasing emphasis on capacity development, rights-based programming and outcome orientation. The mission of SCA is to empower individuals, communities and local organizations, primarily in rural areas and with particular focus on women, girls, boys and vulnerable groups such as people with disabilities, so that they may participate fully in society and influence their own development. SCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment based on their skills, abilities and experience without regard to age (18-65 years), ethnicity, religion, marital status, gender, or physical disability.

Scope of work:

The Human Resources Officer main activity is to manage effectively all day-to-day HR relevant activities of about 800 staff members of SEHTAMNDI Project of WRMO according to SCA policies, procedures and requirements and to contribute in accountability and transparency of recruitments, hiring, firing and proper filing and record keeping. The HR Officer is reporting to the HR Senior Officer WRMO.

Qualifications & Requirements:

BBA Degree in Human Resource or related field.

•    5-7 years relevant experience, especially within an NGO, UN agencies or similar organization.

•    Technical skills in HR management, preferably including recruitment and selection, learning and development, performance management.

•    Comprehensive knowledge of Afghanistan labour law

•    Excellent Interpersonal and communication skills

•    Excellent Supervisory, team worker, analytical, and troubleshooting skills

•    Flexibility to manage different tasks effectively and ability to work under pressure

•    Able to manage priorities, take initiatives and work without constant supervision

•    Able to ensure neutrality and confidential information remaining within the HR department only

•    Strong experience in benefits & compensation administration (payroll)

•    Computer skill at operator level, especially with MS Office packages.

•    Fluency in English, Pashto and/or Dari, both written and spoken

•    Ability and willingness to travel to the project sites within Afghanistan and adjust to SCA environment.

•    Honest, proactive and well mannered.

•    To be Afghan Citizen

Main Responsibilities:

Downloading/Receiving and longlisting CVs for vacant positions

Screening all Applications and contributing to its shortlisting/recruitment process along with coordination of Employment Committee.

Ensuring on time coordination with PPHD of shortlisted candidates’ scheduling/Invitation for written test and/or interviews for all type of employment categories at RMO level.

Informing the Security and Admin unit WRMO in advance and providing the list of candidates who will be called for written test and interview

Assist staff in their day to day leave process and closely follow up their leave plan and record.

Generate/prepare staff time sheet on monthly basis.

Assisting in maintaining, updating, personnel files and other related records, maintaining all HR forms and getting these accurately filled-out by the new employees

Updating HR database based on need

Assisting in preparation of monthly and quarterly HR relevant reports  

monthly maintain of staff attendance sheet 

Assist HR Senior Officer with uploading soft copies of documents on server and back-up bank on a Weekly basis.

Assist HR Senior Officer in a proper onboarding of new arrival with complete induction procedures and ensuring exit formalities have taken place upon staff leaving.

Assist the HR Senior Officer in day to day tracking system e.g. renewal of staff contracts, probation period evaluation/confirmation … etc

Assist the HR Senior Officer in performance reviews, and disciplinary actions in compliance with SCA rules and regulations.

Provide administrative support, when required to the HR Senior Officer, by undertaking additional tasks and responsibilities as requested.

Application Procedures:

Interested qualified candidates should submit a full CV (maximum four pages) with a cover letter explaining their motivation in applying for the job and highlighting their relevant skills and experience;

To apply online please send your application / CV to   and clearly write the vacancy number and job title in the subject line (    HR Officer  HRM/WRMO  8/2021). Otherwise your application will not be considered.

Candidates may also submit applications by letter (hard copy) directly to the SCA HRM Unit in either Kabul, Ghazni, Kunduz, Wardak, Taloqan, Mazar-e-Sharif, Laghman or Jalalabad;

Academic certificates or references need not to be submitted at this time. These will be requested if called for interview.

Only short-listed candidates will be invited for written test and interview.

Application and CV receive after closing date of vacancy announcement will not be considered


Job number:

HRM/WRMO 8/2021

Duty station:

Maidan Wardak Province

Application deadline:

23 February 2021